Why might you need dental implants?
Losing a permanent tooth is admittedly one of the most devastating oral health issues than can possibly occur in a person’s life. Surrounding teeth can begin to shift in the lost tooth’s absence and the risk of gum disease increases exponentially if the tooth isn’t replaced in a timely manner. Furthermore, missing one or more teeth negatively impacts your social life, sense of self-image, and overall wellbeing. You are immediately far less likely to smile or laugh, and your ability to nourish your body with healthy foods is dramatically diminished.
How Common is Tooth Loss?
According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69 percent of Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost a minimum of one permanent tooth. This may be due to an injury sustained, untreated periodontal disease, severe tooth decay, or a root canal that has failed. Additional statistics show that 26 percent of people over the age of 74 have lost all of their teeth, leaving many men and women lacking the ability to eat normally, speak clearly, or smile with confidence.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this common problem that does not involve the use of burdensome dentures and other removable dental prosthetic devices. Dental implants can perfectly restore a broken smile in a way that feels completely natural, allowing you to enjoy all of the benefits of a full set of teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small titanium post surgically placed into the socket left by a missing tooth. Our doctors use a highly advanced, computerized surgical guide to achieve precision implant planning and surgery. The bone tissue in your jaw will naturally integrate with the biocompatible titanium post to create a solid, secure prosthetic tooth root. Dr. Tandon will then place a custom-made aesthetic crown atop the implant post to complete your new smile. The crown that is manufactured just for you is crafted to match perfectly with the color, size, and shape of your existing teeth, promoting a seamless and natural appearance.
Will Dental Implants Work for Me?
To find out if dental implants are the right solution for your missing tooth or teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tandon in Branford, CT today. The dentist will carefully assess your unique case, taking into consideration a variety of important factors like the health of your gums and the density of the bone in your jaw. As with all of our other restorative, cosmetic, and preventative dentistry services and procedures, we will happily walk you through each step of the process so that you feel comfortable and informed.
The doctor has hundreds of hours of continuing education focused solely on dental implants, so you can rest assured in the knowledge that you are in extremely capable and experienced hands. For your convenience and comfort, Dr. Tandon can perform all of the necessary steps – including bone and tissue grafting, dental implant placement, and full restoration – all under our own family-friendly roof. Let us show you what a difference her dedication, experience and expertise can make in your new smile!
Schedule Your Visit
If your family resides in Branford, North Branford, Guilford, East Haven, New Haven, Madison, Northford, or anywhere in Connecticut, you can make an appointment with the experienced team at Just Smiles Dental in Branford, NY today. Dr. Rajula Tandon looks forward to serving your family for many years to come.